RE: Renault Clio V6: PH Carpool

RE: Renault Clio V6: PH Carpool

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Chris V6 255

58 posts

194 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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RWDKurt said:
Great taste in cars, and looking at what your other half wants next, great taste in women too!
Haha thanks.
Amanda had no real interest in cars until she met me, Ive created a monster lol

Chris V6 255

58 posts

194 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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dom9 said:
Go on then... Mine at the old house, with his brother and proof it leaves the garage!









That my friend is EPIC!

dom9

8,035 posts

208 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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No Williams anymore, sadly!

Was replaced by a BMW 545i estate for the lab and a Fiat 500 for the Mrs.

Thankfully the V6 got a nice, big garage to stay warm in over winter.

Fantastic cars, both!

AliV6

682 posts

187 months

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Great article Chris! You've got a peach there; in the best colour. Not that I'm biased.


GnuBee

1,271 posts

214 months

Wednesday 9th December 2015
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I had a 2002 Mk1 - stripped it out, caged it, tracked it regularly, put it into a fledgling track car hire business fleet.

It survived numerous ham-fisted punters (including a memorable side-ways, partially airborne exit from the bottom of the long Bruntinthorpe straight - the last time I ever assumed the role of instructor/passenger).

Ultimately it ended up as a failed project; the circumstances of which are too convoluted to repeat here. Last seen as a rolling shell on the back of a trailer after an exchange of 3k. Followed by the partially re-worked engine 2 weeks later for even less.

I still miss that car, I had some great times in it (Don Palmer training days on two occasions), trying to not die at Donnington in the wet, first trip to LeMans with some great friends.

There was (and is) a lot of rubbish written about them being window-maker, potato field seekers, hedge bandits but that was frequently more a reflection of the person behind the wheel and a lack of awareness of the foibles of a short wheelbase mid-engine car.


DaveL485

2,758 posts

196 months

Wednesday 9th December 2015
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You know when you see a car and that little bit of your brain freaks out and you just stand there and stare?

Yep.

Martin_Hx

3,946 posts

197 months

Wednesday 9th December 2015
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These are so good, its not about the handling, speed etc its all about the experience! I love them as i think everyone does, mad little car.

Its already a collectors car and sure to go up in value but if i had one I'd want to use it everyday and go everywhere in it!

Cliov6dan

152 posts

123 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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Great write up Chris.

I purchased my first with the money id saved up for a house deposit. Self employment didn't allow me to buy a house at the time so I bought the car I'd always wanted a Clio v6 with the intention to sell it when I could buy a house and hopefully not loose any money.

2 years have passed and Iv toyed with selling up to get different cars but I just don't want to sell it. I managed to save another house deposit But accidently spent that on another Clio v6 which Iv had 5 months now but will have to sell it next year to get on the property ladder.

I'm glad I was in the situation I was 2 years ago, if I'd of not got one then I don't think I'd ever of managed.
Picture from my first ever trackday last weekend.


Gompo

4,386 posts

257 months

Friday 11th December 2015
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A favourite of mine, I do wish there were more genuinely 'special'/limited edition cars that were not at the high end of the market.

Chris V6 255 said:
ukaskew said:
Really nice examples were going for around £8k at one point, values seem all over the shop now, any idea what decent Ph1/Ph2s actually sell for these days?
Good ph1's are around 15-20k & ph2's are 20-25k

If it's a low mileage / rare colour you can probably add 10k to the prices above.
Genuine 'really nice' examples for £8k? I don't ever remember that, not saying they didn't but I dont remember them ever dipping much below 10k and that was for more dubious examples.. I wish I'd noticed the nice ones for £8k, as I'd have gone and had a look.

viscountdallara

2,806 posts

144 months

Friday 11th December 2015
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Cliov6dan said:
Great write up Chris.

I purchased my first with the money id saved up for a house deposit. Self employment didn't allow me to buy a house at the time so I bought the car I'd always wanted a Clio v6 with the intention to sell it when I could buy a house and hopefully not loose any money.

2 years have passed and Iv toyed with selling up to get different cars but I just don't want to sell it. I managed to save another house deposit But accidently spent that on another Clio v6 which Iv had 5 months now but will have to sell it next year to get on the property ladder.

I'm glad I was in the situation I was 2 years ago, if I'd of not got one then I don't think I'd ever of managed.
Picture from my first ever trackday last weekend.

Can't wait to show Andy that photo Dan !!! biggrin

He still hasn't replaced it with anything.
Shall I have a word with him and see if he wants it back... now that you have 'sorted' it ?? laugh





blade7

11,311 posts

215 months

Friday 11th December 2015
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AlexRS2782 said:
Fantastic car - not the fastest overall in the grand scheme of things but always guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go smile
This^^^^ but nowhere near as fast as they look..

CorvetteConvert

7,897 posts

213 months

Friday 11th December 2015
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Do they have any tuning potential? They are fairly old-tech Nat/Asp, so I can't imagine there's too many extra bhp awaiting release, unless anyone knows different?

Chris V6 255

58 posts

194 months

Friday 11th December 2015
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CorvetteConvert said:
Do they have any tuning potential? They are fairly old-tech Nat/Asp, so I can't imagine there's too many extra bhp awaiting release, unless anyone knows different?
Not a great deal of tuning potential to be fair but it doesn't need it. If you are all about 0-60 or lap times then this isn't a car for u.

It's all about the driver involvement, noise & sence of occasion. Down a country lane or on a track a Golf R would annihilate it but the V6 feels special in a way that the R could never emulate.


Chris V6 255

58 posts

194 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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Cliov6dan said:
Great write up Chris.

Picture from my first ever trackday last weekend.

Thanks!

Not sure I could bring myself to track mine. Feel I might run out of talent & stuff it.
Always fancied a 172 cup as a track toy.

DaveL485

2,758 posts

196 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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Gompo said:
Genuine 'really nice' examples for £8k? I don't ever remember that, not saying they didn't but I dont remember them ever dipping much below 10k and that was for more dubious examples.. I wish I'd noticed the nice ones for £8k, as I'd have gone and had a look.
I saw a few CAT D below £10k, and one of those was a smidge below £8k, a couple of years ago.

dom9

8,035 posts

208 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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A Cat D Ph.1 sold on eBay, recently (well, it was this year) for £7.5k.

It was 'finished' and looked in good condition with low miles.

I talked to the seller extensively about having it alongside my one (above) to actually 'use it'.

One more day and I would have gone for it (the guy who bought it was messing him around).

Can't help but feel I missed out on a massive bargain there.

No idea why the guy who won it was messing the seller around so badly (stalling to buy time to get the money together, I assume).

In the last 6 months, the values have just rocketed. I doubt we'll see a car that low again.

alangtt

278 posts

161 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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Do you think these will be affected when the "bubble bursts"?
Seems crazy money for a fat Clio!

dom9

8,035 posts

208 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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If the bubble bursts...

The reality is; yes. All collectors cars will be affected in one way or another, I'm sure.

Still, how many 'special' cars from a mainstream manufacturer have been made in such small numbers and justify a lot less 'value'? Can't be many (any?).

There are more Porsche RS models than V6 Clios.

And it really, really isn't just a fat Clio!

Look at Integrale prices and alike... Why are these cars less special?

Edited by dom9 on Monday 14th December 12:58

alangtt

278 posts

161 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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dom9 said:
If the bubble bursts...

The reality is; yes. All collectors cars will be affected in one way or another, I'm sure.

Still, how many 'special' cars from a mainstream manufacturer have been made in such small numbers and justify a lot less 'value'? Can't be many (any?).

There are more Porsche RS models than V6 Clios.

And it really, really isn't just a fat Clio!

Look an Integrale prices and alike... Why are these cars less special?
Fat Clio was a bit disrespectful, apologies.
If we tell everyone it's just a fat Clio then maybe word will spread and the price will fall.
I'm actually a huge Renault fan and I'm contemplating selling one of my r5 to part fund one


DaveL485

2,758 posts

196 months

Monday 14th December 2015
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CorvetteConvert said:
Do they have any tuning potential? They are fairly old-tech Nat/Asp, so I can't imagine there's too many extra bhp awaiting release, unless anyone knows different?
Crying out for a Supercharger, isn't it. It'd be like riding a nuclear warhead with a malfunctioning targeting and triggering computer biggrin